BURNS' BITES EVENT SERIES

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FESTIVAL FORMAT REVISITED – A SERIES OF EVENTS JULY-SEPT 2021

WEEKEND SAT 11th & SUN 12th SEPTEMBER 2021

Saturday Gala Dinner, $70pp



Held at the Theatre Royal.

Features Fiona Ross & Shane O’Mara,
Harpistry & Andrew O’Flynn

Celebrate in style with great entertainment and a delicious three-course dinner, including the piping in of and address tae the haggis.

There’s a sing-a-long, and poetry performed.

This year Merran Moir’s group Harpistry will delight.

Bookings essential, numbers limited. This is a separate ticket to the weekend or day pass.

Saturday Lecture Series $25

Dr Andrew Lemon The Manifolds, their horses, and the Scottish connection

Dr Iain Buckland Dealing with the De’il – Robert Burns as the Exciseman

Dr Ruth Pullin Vision and patronage: von Guérard and the Scots of the Western District

David Jellie Two Scottish engineers – Telford and McAdam – and their legacy to the World’s roads.

This popular series is entertaining, enlightening and invites discussion. A $25 ticket or weekend pass covers 4 lectures. To be held in the Theatre Royal.

 

Sunday Finale Concert

Held at the Theatre Royal.

Featuring a selection of headline acts.

The Warrnambool Pipe Band opens the event tattoo style.

Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club to feature (TBC).

More details soon.

Visit Rabbie Burns

The council foyer will be open to visit the Burns Statue, display and listen to recordings.

The Twa Bards will perform a tribute to Robert Burns by the Bard’s statue Sunday Morning.

Visit the Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre will be open 10 – 2, Saturday & Sunday. 

Displays of both First Nation, Scottish Settlers & Local  heritage. Meet local centre volunteers, explore photographs and artefacts.

Visit Historic Masonic Lodge

The Lodge will be open during the weekend Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

This gives a rare opportunity to visit this beautiful, historic local building.

BURNS’ BITE #3
SATURDAY 3rd JULY

CONCERT @ THEATRE ROYAL CAMPERDOWN

Door Opens at 7.30 pm, Music at 8 pm.

ENTRY $20 @ the door. Pre-purchased RBSF tickets will be honoured.

The Program:

The Twa Bards:
Angela Preiss & Don Grieve

Sugarloaf:
Pete Daffy, Maree Daffy, Jim Green

Luke Plumb & Peter Daffy

Howlin’ Wind & Jane McSween

FIND ARTIST INFO HERE
This event honours the original festival date & features local acts.

BURNS’ BITE #2
THURSDAY 1st JULY

SUGARLOAF & FRIENDS PERFORM @ THE COMMERCIAL IN TERANG – FUNDRAISER

Terang’s Commercial Hotel – Door Opens at 7.30 pm, Music at 8 pm.

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL TERANG

Tickets available at the Door @ $20.00 per person. Pre-purchased RBSF tickets will be honoured. A raffle, with loads of great prizes, will be run  on the night. Special thanks to The Commercial Terang as all ticket proceeds support the festival.

BURNS’ BITE #1
SATURDAY 19th JUNE

FILM NIGHT FUNDRAISER – DARLINGTON HALL

Proudly sponsored by
Dundonnell Wind Farms

Time:  6.30 pm Music and Dinner, Movie 8 pm start.
Cost $10.00 per person 

Music performed by Tuniversal Music Group and a guest piper. Meal provided by the Darlington Hall Committee; homemade soup and a choice of  Roast Beef, Lamb, Chicken and Pork Rolls with homemade slaw and gravy.

Movie: Whisky Galore…
a must-see and loaded with intrigue, covert operations and a  lot of laughs. Tickets are available at the door. A raffle, with loads of great prizes, will be run on the night.

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The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in south-west Victoria.

REVISITING OUR FESTIVAL FORMAT - WHY?

Continuing uncertainty over Covid-19 restrictions and the unavailability of Camperdown’s Theatre Royal complex for performances has led the organisers of Camperdown’s Robert Burns  Scottish Festival to reconsider the structure of this year’s program and they have come up with an innovative solution which hopefully will have the support of patrons.

The events of the 2-3-4th of July will be spread out to safe times in Spring, and the pre-existing performance commitments at Darlington’s Public Hall -19thJune, and Terang’s Commercial Hotel – 1stJuly – will go ahead as planned.

Paid-up ticket holders will be offered the option of a refund or may opt to use their ticket to attend the deferred events.

So the 2021 Robert Burns Scottish Festival will be a novel series of “Burns’ Bites” and it is hoped that supporters will be sympathetic and supportive of these changes which the organisers have been reluctant to make.

The golf will go ahead as planned on Sunday 4th of July & there may be a concert on Saturday the 3rd to mark the festival date. We will also be launching virtual content on our website and social media to be shared, starting from Saturday 3rd, made possible with generous support from our Artists and International Guests. This will include street activation screenings locally in Camperdown – watch this space!

On a Spring Saturday the Lecture series will run ($25 – or Festival weekend ticket) which we are hoping to combine with the Gala Dinner – date to be confirmed – cost $70. If restrictions allow and Artists are available we hope to have something of a Finale Concert on the Sunday.

The  Schools Art Competition continues through next term – final submission date extended, to be advised. We are hopeful that the school’s program with Brett Clarke can be rescheduled. The Loaf & Lounge Shortbread competition and the Scottish Cookery Class continue, at dates to be advised. The Music workshops have been cancelled for 2021.

The organisers hope these changes will be met with understanding and support. 

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Special thanks to our main sponsors: Corangamite Shire Council & Cobden & Districts Community Bank Branch & Camperdown Branch Bendigo Bank. Loaf & Lounge. Betta Home Living. Tuniversal Music Group Inc. auspices the event.

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